Highs and Lows of Week 10 in Texas High School Football

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If​ ​you​ ​were​ ​looking​ ​for​ ​a​ ​week​ ​of​ ​absolute​ ​chaos​ ​in​ ​Texas​ ​high​ ​school​ ​football,​ ​then​ ​week​ ​10 was​ ​for​ ​you.​ ​We​ ​saw​ ​traditional​ ​powers​ ​get​ ​knocked​ ​out​ ​of​ ​the​ ​playoff​ ​race,​ ​we​ ​witnessed numerous​ ​upsets​ ​and​ ​a​ ​few​ ​teams​ ​made​ ​the​ ​playoffs​ ​for​ ​the​ ​first​ ​time​ ​in​ ​years.​ ​Here​ ​are​ ​a​ ​few of​ ​the​ ​highs​ ​and​ ​lows​ ​that​ ​this​ ​week​ ​had​ ​to​ ​offer.

The​ ​Highs

● The​ ​Bruceville-Eddy​ ​Eagles​ ​haven’t​ ​made​ ​the​ ​playoffs​ ​since​ ​1985,​ ​but​ ​thanks​ ​to​ ​the Marlin​ ​Bulldogs​ ​defeating​ ​New​ ​Waverly​ ​35-19,​ ​the​ ​Eagles​ ​have​ ​officially​ ​made​ ​the playoffs​ ​for​ ​the​ ​first​ ​time​ ​in​ ​32​ ​years.

● The​ ​Grand​ ​Prairie​ ​Gophers​ ​haven’t​ ​made​ ​the​ ​playoffs​ ​since​ ​1989,​ ​but​ ​the​ ​resilient Gophers​ ​defeated​ ​the​ ​Tigers​ ​of​ ​Irving​ ​High​ ​43-16​ ​on​ ​Friday​ ​to​ ​snap​ ​the​ ​28​ ​year​ ​playoff drought.

● The​ ​Kaufman​ ​Lions​ ​are​ ​good,​ ​very​ ​good​ ​to​ ​be​ ​exact.​ ​The​ ​Lions​ ​were​ ​able​ ​to​ ​upset​ ​the the​ ​#8​ ​Van​ ​Vandals​ ​43-35​ ​on​ ​Friday,​ ​this​ ​victory​ ​clinched​ ​the​ ​District​ ​8​ ​4A​ ​Championship for​ ​the​ ​Lions. https://texashsfootball.com/kaufman-roars-postseason-seals-undisputed-district-8-4a-1-titl e-upset-ap-no-8-van/

● Smithson​ ​Valley​ ​as​ ​is​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​best​ ​programs​ ​in​ ​the​ ​San​ ​Antonio​ ​area​ ​year​ ​in​ ​and​ ​year out,​ ​but​ ​the​ ​Rangers​ ​find​ ​themselves​ ​overshadowed​ ​by​ ​programs​ ​like​ ​Cibolo​ ​Steele​ ​and Converse​ ​Judson.​ ​The​ ​Rangers​ ​made​ ​a​ ​statement​ ​on​ ​Friday​ ​night​ ​though,​ ​as​ ​they​ ​upset 6A​ ​#2​ ​Converse​ ​Judson​ ​on​ ​the​ ​road​ ​40-37. https://texashsfootball.com/judson-upset-makes-three-way-district-tie/

● The​ ​#5​ ​Malakoff​ ​Tigers​ ​have​ ​been​ ​mauling​ ​their​ ​opponents​ ​this​ ​season​ ​and​ ​were​ ​the favorite​ ​to​ ​win​ ​the​ ​district​ ​9​ ​3A​ ​D1​ ​title,​ ​but​ ​the​ ​Teague​ ​Lions​ ​had​ ​other​ ​plans.​ ​Teague was​ ​able​ ​to​ ​upset​ ​the​ ​Tigers​ ​in​ ​dominant​ ​fashion​ ​35-14​ ​on​ ​Friday​ ​and​ ​now​ ​Teague, Malakoff,​ ​and​ ​West​ ​are​ ​all​ ​5-1​ ​in​ ​district​ ​play.

The​ ​Lows

● The​ ​1A​ ​D1​ ​#5​ ​White​ ​Deer​ ​Bucks​ ​went​ ​seven​ ​weeks​ ​without​ ​allowing​ ​a​ ​single​ ​point​ ​to​ ​an opponent,​ ​but​ ​in​ ​class​ ​1a​ ​only​ ​two​ ​teams​ ​from​ ​each​ ​district​ ​can​ ​make​ ​the​ ​playoffs.​ ​The Bucks​ ​entered​ ​district​ ​play​ ​with​ ​a​ ​record​ ​of​ ​5-0​ ​and​ ​finished​ ​the​ ​season​ ​with​ ​a​ ​record​ ​of 6-2.​ ​White​ ​Deer​ ​will​ ​miss​ ​the​ ​playoffs​ ​after​ ​dropping​ ​their​ ​final​ ​two​ ​district​ ​games​ ​to Happy​ ​and​ ​McLean,​ ​even​ ​though​ ​they​ ​have​ ​an​ ​overall​ ​winning​ ​record.

● There​ ​are​ ​certain​ ​teams​ ​that​ ​everyone​ ​expects​ ​to​ ​see​ ​in​ ​the​ ​playoffs​ ​at​ ​the​ ​end​ ​of​ ​every season​ ​and​ ​one​ ​of​ ​those​ ​teams​ ​is​ ​Cedar​ ​Hill.​ ​The​ ​Longhorns​ ​were​ ​forced​ ​to​ ​forfeit​ ​a district​ ​victory​ ​over​ ​Grand​ ​Prairie​ ​last​ ​week https://texashsfootball.com/cedar-hill-ineligible-player-forfeit/​​ ​and​ ​then​ ​fell​ ​short​ ​to​ ​South Grand​ ​Prairie​ ​on​ ​Friday​ ​14-10.​ ​This​ ​is​ ​the​ ​first​ ​time​ ​since​ ​the​ ​2004​ ​season​ ​that​ ​Cedar​ ​Hill will​ ​miss​ ​the​ ​playoffs.

● When​ ​a​ ​team​ ​scores​ ​71​ ​points​ ​in​ ​game​ ​most​ ​people​ ​will​ ​assume​ ​that​ ​they​ ​won,​ ​but​ ​what if​ ​they​ ​actually​ ​lost​ ​by​ ​47​ ​points? Milford​ ​was​ ​able​ ​to​ ​defeat​ ​Oakwood​ ​118-71​ ​making​ ​this bizarre​ ​scenario​ ​a​ ​reality.​ ​The​ ​Oakwood​ ​Panthers​ ​faced​ ​off​ ​against​ ​district​ ​foe​ ​#5​ ​Milford Bulldogs​ ​on​ ​Friday​ ​night,​ ​but​ ​the​ ​Bulldogs​ ​were​ ​just​ ​too​ ​strong​ ​for​ ​the​ ​Panthers​ ​in​ ​the end.

● The​ ​#7​ ​Abernathy​ ​Antelopes​ ​have​ ​been​ ​dominating​ ​their​ ​opponents​ ​this​ ​season,​ ​but​ ​that all​ ​came​ ​to​ ​halt​ ​on​ ​Friday.​ ​The​ ​Antelopes​ ​received​ ​a​ ​taste​ ​of​ ​their​ ​own​ ​medicine,​ ​when the​ ​New​ ​Deal​ ​Lions​ ​pounced​ ​all​ ​over​ ​them​ ​41-20.​ ​The​ ​loss​ ​gives​ ​New​ ​Deal​ ​sole possession​ ​of​ ​first​ ​place​ ​in​ ​district​ ​2​ ​2A​ ​D1.

● After​ ​starting​ ​the​ ​season​ ​5-0,​ ​Amarillo​ ​Tascosa​ ​turned​ ​some​ ​heads​ ​across​ ​the​ ​state.​ ​The Rebels​ ​started​ ​district​ ​play​ ​with​ ​a​ ​victory​ ​over​ ​Odessa​ ​High​ ​36-9,​ ​but​ ​were​ ​handed​ ​their first​ ​loss​ ​of​ ​the​ ​season​ ​in​ ​week​ ​7​ ​by​ ​Midland​ ​Lee​ ​56-42.​ ​Friday​ ​night​ ​the​ ​Rebels​ ​lost​ ​a very​ ​pivotal​ ​game​ ​to​ ​Midland​ ​High​ ​49-42.​ ​Tascosa​ ​will​ ​likely​ ​miss​ ​the​ ​playoffs​ ​this season,​ ​they​ ​are​ ​currently​ ​2-3​ ​in​ ​district​ ​play​ ​and​ ​have​ ​to​ ​face​ ​juggernaut​ ​San​ ​Angelo Central​ ​on​ ​the​ ​road​ ​to​ ​close​ ​the​ ​season.

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